so if you follow me on twitter, you know that in january, steve and i got a not-really-used-at-all changing table and crib off craigslist for super duper cheap. you also know that i started painting the changing table white (it was black), and then didn't do anything with it for two months. [have you met me?? i'm a classic project-starter-but-not-necessarily-finisher.]
and then, last week, i finally got around to getting it almost done ... and decided that even though i'm in the third trimester and we're running out of time (but certainly not running out of things to do to prepare), i was going to do something more exciting than just leave it white.
here's what i did with it instead...
i decided to paint a union jack on the front, with colors ... **excuse me** ... colours that coordinate with the bedding fabrics that will go in the baby's room.
it was a beast to tape, and i was ridiculous about wanting to do it accurately (believe me, there are a lot of wanna-be union jacks out there that are not drawn accurately ... i never realized it before!!), and while it's not 100% perfect, every time i walk by it (that's out kitchen, by the way), i fall in love all over again.
it's not done ... it needs a protective poly coat and some hardware, but i couldn't resist sharing it with you all.
i'll put together a longer post that details more of the how-to in case you want to paint a fun union jack on your own furniture with an alternate color scheme :)